The Building Process

Building the home of your dreams is exciting! Feeling a little overwhelmed? Clearly understanding how the building process works ahead of time will help to prepare you for the journey. We have broken down the complicated process into 5 steps so you can bring your dream home to reality.

By choosing to build with Woodhouse, we can ensure that we will make the whole process more enjoyable by being here to help you every step of the way on your path to designing and building your new timber frame home. Contact us to get started!

Step 1

Dream & Define

It’s time to start defining the legacy home you’ve always wanted. Need some inspiration? Check out galleries and home plans, draw inspiration from communities on social media, and then compile a list of your favorites. While you are at it, start to research budget, building process, and define the key functionality of your home.

Step 2

Site Planning

A new home that is naturally beautiful draws inspiration from its setting, so placement is key. Find your dream location, purchase the land, and research municipality requirements. Power, water, and sewage access all play a part in budgeting for a new home.

Step 3

Design & Budget

Time to put your dream on paper! Communicating and working closely with your trusted architect is critical at this stage, as the key is bringing your dream home to life without stretching your budget out of your comfort zone. Remember: Simplicity saves; complexity costs.

Step 4

Terms, Schedule, Payments

Select your financier, builder, and contractors. Construction is a fluid process, so be sure to keep on top of expenses and deadlines. Whether you’re purchasing materials or developing a payment schedule, always keep the lines of communication open with your general contractor and be flexible.

Step 5

Here’s where all your planning comes together. Be sure to take lots of photos!

1 – FOUNDATION

2 – DELIVERY & FRAME RAISING

3 – S.I.P. APPLICATION

4 – WINDOWS & DOORS

5 – FINISHING